Epiphone has introduced two new Les Paul packages endorsed and promoted by Slash himself – the "AFD" (Appetite for Destruction) Les Paul Performance Pack and the Slash "AFD" LP Special-II Guitar Outfit. Here's the details in Epiphone's own words...
The Epiphone Slash "AFD" Les Paul Performance Pack is the premium combination for guitar players featuring an incredible all-inclusive, all-pro package for beginners and experts alike. The Slash "AFD" Performance Pack includes a Slash-designed Les Paul Special-II in classic Appetite Amber finish with a premium gig bag, plus a 15-watt Slash "Snakepit' amp with 2-channels and a full EQ section with headphone output, custom Slash signature picks and free online lessons from eMedia. The Slash "AFD" LP-Special Guitar Outfit includes the same Slash-designed Les Paul Special II in Appetite Amber plus a premium gigbag, picks and eMedia guitar lessons.
It doesn't get more rock n' roll than Slash – the legendary rock star has a long history as one of Epiphone's premier signature artists and now, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and former Guns N' Roses guitarist has made it possible to for guitar players to own Appetite for Destruction wherever they are!
"In many ways, Slash is the ultimate Les Paul player and it is always an honor working with Slash because just like Epiphone, he wants to give everyone a chance to play a professional instrument," said Epiphone President Jim Rosenberg. "Slash helped design the Les Paul Special-II for our new Performance Pack and Guitar Outfit along with the 'Snakepit' amplifier and we are already hearing from pros out there who want this guitar!"
Slash "AFD" Les Paul Special-II: Appetite for Rock!
Slash himself helped design the Slash "AFD" Les Paul Special-II with an Appetite Amber finish, which was inspired by his own custom Les Paul he uses on stage. The Slash "AFD" Les Paul Special-II features Epiphone's new Ceramic PlusTM Zebra Coil humbucker pickup which is hotter than typical humbuckers and perfect for hard rock and metal. Additionally, the Slash "AFD" Les Paul Special-II comes with a Shadow® E-Tuner built directly on the bridge pickup mounting ring so players no longer need to keep their tuner clipped on their headstock or remember it on the way to a gig.
Slash "Snakepit-15" Amp
The "AFD" Performance Pack also includes the new "Slash-approved" Snakepit-15 amp – a small, low-watt amplifier that is gives players a focused and razor sharp tone. Slash's custom designed "Snakepit-15" 15 watt amp features an 8" Electar G8 Classic-25 4-ohm speaker in an open-back cabinet that delivers terrific midrange crunch as well as clean chimey tones due to its two uniquely voiced channels and a full EQ section featuring controls for Treble, Middle, and Bass.
Both the Slash "AFD" Performance Pack and Slash "AFD" Les Paul Outfit include a premium gigbag with Slash's "Snakepit" logo in white, 3 Dunlop® TortexTM Slash signature picks in three colors (white, black and purple), a guitar strap and free online lessons from eMedia. The Slash "AFD" Performance Pack also includes an Epiphone ¼" standard guitar cable to go with the "Snakepit-15" amp.
Like all Epiphone instruments regardless of price, the Slash "AFD" Performance Pack and LP-Special II Guitar Outfit both come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson's famous 24/7/365 customer service.
Pricing and Availability:
Slash "AFD" Les Paul Performance Pack: U.S. MSRP: $480
Slash "AFD" LP Special II Guitar Outfit: U.S. MSRP $332
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